Love being on @charlottereaderspodcast
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In our next episode, we visit with @vanessarileyauthor, author of “Island Queen,” a novel based on the true-life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery to become one of the most successful and powerful landowners in the colonial West Indies.⁠

In addition to being a novelist, Vanessa holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering and a master’s in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University. She also earned BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Penn State University. ⁠

She currently juggles mothering a teen, cooking for her military-man husband, and speaking at women's and STEM events. She loves baking her Trinidadian grandma's cake recipes and collecting Irish crochet lace. You can catch her writing from the comfort of her porch in Atlanta, Georgia, with a cup of Earl Grey tea. ⁠

Stay tuned for this episode going live, August 6, at 6:30am. ⁠

#vanessariley #islandqueen #hats #myinnerdorothy #caribbean #readcaribbean #books #bookstagram #tbrpile #tbrstack #montserrat #grenada #barbados #guyana #Trinidad #historicalfictionwriter #historicalfiction #historical #islandqueenhf #newreleases #reesesbookclub #noshelfcontrol #mustreads #booksbooksbooks #vanessarileyvirtual
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Can’t wait!!!! @lex_withthe_text with @make_repost
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Exciting news! Im going live with @vanessarileyauthor on Monday 7/26!⁣

I just finished reading Island Queen this month and I loved it! I can’t wait to talk with Vanessa about the book!⁣

Tune in on Monday! 6pm cst / 7pm est⁣

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#bookstagrammer #iglive #blackbookstagram #blacklit #blackliterature #blackgirlsread #bookish #bookfeature #islandqueen #vanessariley #2021books #wellreadblackgirl #caribbean #readcaribbean #books #bookstagram #tbrpile #tbrstack #montserrat #grenada #barbados #guyana #Trinidad #historicalfictionwriter #historicalfiction #newreleases #reesesbookclub #noshelfcontrol #mustreads #books books books #vanessarileyvirtual
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Had an amazing time with @litwallflowerspodcast
Everyone Keep Reading and sharing Island Queen.
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We covered “Island Queen” by @vanessarileyauthor this week for New-to-Us November and had a fun IG live with her yesterday ❤️

If you are new or enjoy historical novels based on a true story then this is for you. This is about Dorothy Kirwan Thomas and she had an extraordinary life! This book has hard to swallow content because of what was happening in the 18th/19th century, however there’s adventure, humor, and romance.

I can’t wait for this to be turned into film 🎞

Check out the link in bio on @litwallflowerspodcast for the episode and the feed for the IG live with #vanessariley #islandqueen

#dorothykirwanthomas #williammarrowbooks #historicalfiction #historicalnovel #basedonatruestory #litwallflowerspodcast #vanessarileyvirtual
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Had a wonderful time with
@maxwellcathy
@o_wow_waite
@essexromance
@virginiaheathwrites
at the
@mcplmo
https://facebook.com/mymcpl at GenreCon #genrecon2020 #vanessarileyvirtual
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#Repost @bethanywriteskissingbooks
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Tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll see ya tomorrow! It's only a day away 😉
#Repost @creatingconversationsrb
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Saturday, November 13, 2 PM Pacific, enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and education as @mandacollinsauthor (An Heiress's Guide to Deception and Desire), @michellemcleanbooks (Hitched To The Gunslinger), MaryJo Putney (Once a Laird), @ericaridley (The Perks of Loving a Wallflower), @vanessarileyauthor (The Brides of London: an Advertisements for Love collection) and @paperbacklady (The Rebel and the Rake) chat about books, sex, and women throughout history with moderator @bethanywriteskissingbooks (West End Earl). 💜

There is no charge for this event.
The only thing we ask is that you buy a minimum of one book by one of our authors.
You can do that any time from our ecommerce list below or by calling the bookstore.

Signed bookplates available with purchase of the authors' books from Creating Conversations.

Register now! https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtc--uqT8pEtPiBRkXVBLs7bTer6KO3NIm
#vanessarileyvirtual
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Happening tonight at 7 PM EST. Romance Panel: All Roads Lead to Romance
Wednesday, January 13 @ 7:00 PM
Here's a custom URL:
https://tinyurl.com/AllRoadsLeadtoRomance

This link does not work on Facebook! On that platform, just send people to our program calendar:

https://www.carylibrary.org/events #vanessarileyvirtual
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#Repost @countrybookshelf with @make_repost
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Did you miss #booksincommonnw with Julia Quinn, Penny Reid, Vanessa Riley & Mariana Zapata? Find them on YouTube! Visit https://tinyurl.com/y44wz4qo to view last night’s fantastic event helping us kickoff #BookstoreRomanceDay celebrations. You can subscribe to both the Country Bookshelf and Books in Common Northwest channels to view all our previous virtual events from this year. #vanessarileyvirtual
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Last night was so much fun!!!Had the best conversation with @laurenwillig in honor of her release Band of Sisters and @authormariebenedict, @kristinharmel, and @carolkathrynfitzgerald #books #booklovers #womensupportingwomen #Repost @authormariebenedict with @make_repost
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Honored to celebrate the launch of @laurenwillig's book THE BAND OF SISTERS last night alongside the fantastic @vanessarileyauthor @kristinharmel and @carolkathrynfitzgerald, our very own band of sisters!! Thanks to @fionadavisauthor for joining us and sharing this image!! It's a must-read! #vanessarileyvirtual
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Had a fab time @politicsprose sponsored by @therippedbodice at the @antiracisttable
Amazing time wit @alyssacolelit, @kwanawrites, and #BeverlyJenkins We talked #Romance, #sisterhood , the value of being seen, #blackjoy
#books #tbrpile #upcomingrelease #author #authorsofinstagram #vanessarileyvirtual
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Join @eloisajamesbooks @amaliehoward @ericaridley and me, @vanessarileyauthor in a panel moderated by #ellejackson FRI/4/23 :: 7:00pm PST (10:00 PM EST)
Fiction: Swept Away By Romance
#lafestivalofbooks
Bookseller: THE RIPPED BODICE @therippedbodice (order signed books)

These bestselling historical romance writers enthrall readers with their captivating stories of dukes and duchesses while exploring timely, present day issues —like feminism, social justice, empowerment, and autonomy—through the lens of history.
FREE RSVP-link in bio #vanessariley #bookfestival #bookevent #romancebooks #historicalfiction #romancebooks #romancereads #romancereaders #readingromance #diversereads #diverseromance #mustread #mustreadbooks #readersofinstagram #readersofig #readergram #readerslife
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#Repost @dennysbryce with @make_repost
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🤩🤩Thrilled to have these fabulous authors join me @eastcitybookshop —virtually—thank you for joining me @nekesaafia #deaddeadgirls and our moderator @vanessarileyauthor #anearlthegirlandatoddler and #islandqueen 🦋🦋📚📚📚

Let’s celebrate #wildwomenandtheblues!

Link in @dennysbryce ‘s bio — to register!
#dennysbryce

#1920s #jazzage #bronzevillechicago #2021debuts @2021debuts #historicalfiction #historicalmystery #biographicalfiction #booksbooksbooks📚
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This is going to be so fun!!! #Repost @readyoulater with @make_repost
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Honey, hold on to your bookshelves. This week we are serving you sass, wit, and romance on your literary platter. Beverly Jenkins, Vanessa Riley, and Nanette Kelley are going to keep the cool conversations flowing. Join us on FB on Thursday, April 8th at 7 p.m. EST. https://www.facebook.com/100001466673895/posts/4017090005016516/?d=
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